On September 4, 2020, Durand Rice, Landmark alumni and current Dean of Middle School Students, delivered the Convocation message for the Class of 2021.
As Dr. Mike Bedosky, Landmark high school principal, declared by way of Rice’s introduction, “To many, he is known as a good man, to those who know him well, he is a great man.” Coach Rice embodies what it means to be a Landmark War Eagle through servant leadership. He relates to students through a posture of humility and compassion; he empowers by way of encouragement and accountability. He demonstrates respect by being respectable and respectful of each student.
Fall sports are back! COVID-19 is stretching us in new and unexpected ways. Football, volleyball, cross country, softball, cheerleading, and basketball (pre-season drills) are back in action for the 2020-2021 school year.
Landmark Christian School offers personalized learning where each family may choose the learning plan according to their needs. Currently, approximately 25% of Landmark families have chosen to enroll as virtual learners. These learners are engaged and encouraged through hands-on learning experiences. They are connected with their teachers and continually learning new ways to think collaboratively in out-of-the-box ways. They know with their classroom peers in dynamic ways that benefit all learners. Our sixth graders are teaching us how to use science and methodology to transcend time and space.
What shall we say the kingdom of God is like? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants. - Mark 4:30-32
Tiny is Mighty
Landmark Christian School has two locations - our “big” campus is located in downtown Fairburn. A second campus is planted in the heart of Peachtree City, hosting grades K4 - 3rd.
By, Brandon Cerezola, Sports Information Director, Landmark Christian School
Landmark Christian School has named Brittany Truitt as the head coach of the varsity cross country and track & field teams. Coach Truitt comes to Landmark after a decorated career as both a student-athlete and coach at the University of North Georgia, an NCAA Division II member located in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Angie Wilson, Content Marketing Specialist, Landmark Christian School
In the midst of the reopening of public and private schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the success of creating a safe environment at Landmark Christian School will depend on a shared commitment to the values that have always undergirded our community: selflessness, taking care of one another, and good leadership by everyone who counts themselves a War Eagle. We not only belong together, but we must also move forward together, stronger, as never before to fulfill the promise of Landmark Christian School in this moment of uncertainty and disruption.
I just wanted to take a minute to share how grateful we are for Coach White’s 7th grade Bible - Kindness Challenge. Our daughter has woken up each morning excited to spread Jesus’s loving-kindness with our neighbors. Quarantine has been a creative catalyst! It keeps Charlotte thinking creatively and focusing on putting the needs of others ahead of her own.
We live in a sinful world, and racism is one of those sins. As a board, we believe the death of George Floyd and all forms of racism against the Black community are intolerable. Our hearts are broken for this family and far too many others who have been negatively impacted by acts of indifference. Our desire as a Board is to acknowledge current events, knowing our response will teach our children more about our relationship with God and our love for others. As a Landmark community, we must be actively anti-racism.
Jim Lee, Aviation Instructor, Landmark Christian School
Rising senior Sam Maxwell has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship for flight training by the AOPA Foundation. Every year, AOPA selects eighty high school students across the country in a highly competitive application process.
Trey Bedosky, class of 2020, was named to the Georgia Sports Writers 1st Team All-State Football Team this spring. This is Trey's third 1st Team All-State Honor for football that he has received this year.
Landmark middle and high school art students recently participated in the Peachtree City Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase. To participate, students had to be members of Key Club or be residents of Fayette County. While the Showcase itself was canceled due to COVID-19, artists were still recognized and awarded.
The AJC Cup began in 1927 and is one of the oldest news organization award programs in the country so it comes with a great history and heritage. This prestigious award honors very special high school graduates. Congratulations to Seiler Rivers, Landmark Christian School. Seiler is a true, modern-day Renaissance woman. She is a pilot, a pianist, a scholar, and the list of accomplishments go on and on. She plans to attend Mercer University and double major in Mathematics and Music.
Landmark Christian School is excited to announce the hiring of Brandon Cerezola as the new head coach of the varsity boys basketball team. Coach Cerezola comes to Landmark Christian with an impressive background of success.
Landmark Christian Alum Lily Kessler, Class of 2014, was part of LSU's first recruiting class for their beach volleyball team. Lily was a great team player, but always had a heart for medicine. She currently serves as an ER nurse at a local hospital and is working hard to keep the community safe against COVID-19.
Eric Burdette, Landmark Christian School Class of 2010, recently received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Ability in Trial Advocacy from Emory Law, an award to a graduating Emory Law student demonstrating outstanding trial advocacy. Eric Burdette graduated Landmark in 2010, Harvard in 2014, and Emory Law in 2020.
Kelli Penn, Director of Community and Culture, Landmark Christian School
A few days ago Landmark Christian Elementary Counselor and Christian Life team member, Mrs. Tammy McCurry, and I were discussing the question, “What should Christian families do during this time of crisis?” One of the things we discussed at length was the need for parents to remember with their children. Did you know the word, remember, is mentioned over 150 times in Scripture?
By Amy Harriton, Associate Head of School, Landmark Christian School
Before the quarantine, our middle and early high school students’ days were structured by the start time of the school day on campus, the physical navigation from class to class, and the physical activity of sports practice or PE. Family dinner capped off the day and time with friends was necessarily allocated to school lunch and after class. Now, students must practice self-pacing, self-directed learning, prioritizing their activities, and scheduling their social life. The following 12 tips will help students create a daily routine that helps him or her thrive during this challenging time of quarantine.
Landmark Christian School first-grader Richard Sylvia entered the Myles Gaskin Reading Game contest that required kids ages 6-13 to submit a video about a book that they read. Myles Gaskin is a running back for the Miami Dolphins. The prize was a signed jersey and Richard won!